She rates herself as a novice in the culture and thinks that she could have been a better wife if she could produce more glamorous left over. The killing of Amit Basu by Dimple is to release herself from a difficult marriage. The difficulties are internalized in Dimple herself, with Amit playing a part in aggravating the situation. The ultimate catastrophe that befalls Amit would have been the other way round in Indian culture, women, instead of retaliating, succumb to their distress. In America, Dimple tries to question her emotional break-down, takes steps to restore her emotions.
“The Dark Holds No Terrors”, her second novel, is about the traumatic experience the protagonist Saru undergoes as her husband refuses to play a second-fiddle role. Saru undergoes great humiliation and neglect as a child and, after marriage, as a wife. Deshpande discusses the blatant gender discrimination shown by parents towards their daughters and their desire to have a male child. After her marriage, as she gains a greater social status than her husband Manohar, all begins to fall apart. Her husband's sense of inferiority complex and the humiliation he feels as a result of society's reaction to Saru's superior position develops sadism in him.
He relates Europe to developments outside of Europe, mainly in Asia. What factors contributed to the rise of Europe, and what Europes culture and science communities have learned from Asia and the Arabs. The concept of Modernity is used as a way to describe the state of Europe, its different facets. He delivers a very nuanced account of Europe’s history and its influence on European Modernity. The book is divided in three main parts.
(Jude the Obscure P. 211) Sue criticises marriage and believes that the institution of marriage brings limitation to the freedom of the couple and bounds them into it. She has to behave according to the orders of her husband or the man who owns her whether he 's her brother, father or
Striking a new environment, Indu marries Jayant, a man of different caste but of her own choice and leaves her parental home. Jayant gives her a feeling of solidity and certainty. Both she and Jayant want to achieve complete happiness, but her marriage with Jayant suppresses her feminity and her human demands. She is physically and spiritually dissatisfied with her husband, who takes her for granted and expects her “to submit’. Her love marriage degenerates into a mere psychological affair and feels that she has abused her body’s sanctity, denial of full experience, satisfaction or happiness.
However, Sudha understands the mistake she has committed by accepting Anju’s offer, as Anju’s husband is attracted towards her. Sudha tries her best to avoid Sunil. Sudha runs away from Anju’s home. However, Anju is shattered by the realisation that her husband is attracted to Sudha and they have spent time together. She is shattered by the deception of her husband and her cousin.
The novel highlights the agony and suffocation experienced by the protagonist, Indu in a male-dominated and tradition-bound society. She finds herself alienated when she refuses to conform to the rigid code laid down by society. Marriage to the man of her choice brings only disillusionment when she finds her educated and ostensibly progressive-minded husband no different from the average Indian male. She is even contemptuous of herself when she realises that she has all along been unconsciously aping the model of the ideal Indian wife. The novel gains its feminist stance from Indu's persistent exploration of herself as an individual.
Uncomfortable in new surrounding in assimilation process, unknowingly Dimple develops a psychosis which gets worse due to cold attitude of her husband. In her psyche she epitomizes America as a land of violence. She was misfit in both the roles, unable to condition herself in new cultural environment and as a wife. She was uncomfortable in dealing every aspect around America, in shopping, dealing with new gadgets; due to her traditional upbringing she was reluctant wearing pants, Sticks to her old routine of cooking, watching TV but her consciousness was constantly haunted by past images, in her husband she finds repressive patriarch. According to him good Indian wives remain within the four walls of their home, by wearing western dresses they bring bad name to the family.
. She breaks the conventions of the patriarchy and no longer wishes to conform to it. silence becomes her weapon of resistance and assertion. Jaya giving up the news paper column ‘Sita’ which Mohan liked very much can be seen as an act of resistance. Jaya who does not have a voice for herself no longer wants to b the mythological character ‘Sita’ who silently obeys her husband.
In this production the want of Edward to have a mother led him to hate and fall to the two characters in the story --Malou and Sabel. According to the selection, the story absorbed the context of the “Ang Puta at ang Madona Ayon sa Lalake” which defined the treatment of the main guy character to the two women in his life. Malou, being the woman who lowers herself to satisfy Edward’s needs in terms of affectional and sexual desires, eliminates her to be the mother figure that the latter seeks for. Meanwhile, as the